Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. Photo via Flickr:rolohauck
Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. Photo via Flickr:rolohauck

Bike to Neustadt on the Weinstrasse (wine route). Photo via Flickr:rolohauck

Rhine Romance Bike Tour

Germany Bike Tours

Bike along the Rhine into German Wine Country…

  • This bike tour in Germany will take you through part of the long German Wine Route or Weinstrasse, the 2nd largest wine-growing region in the country. Bad Dürkheim especially pays homage to the wine with a huge Wurstmarkt (Wine and Sausage Festival) every September that is said to be the largest wine festival in the world!! Of course, the wine flows freely all summer long. In and around Bad Dürkheim alone, there are a reported 144 wineries, many of which offer wine tastings.

    In addition to the many vineyards, which alone make for stunning landscapes, the Neckar and Rhine River valleys also make this a gorgeous tour to see from atop a bicycle. Some of the great cities you’ll cycle through include the very quaint Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (with a beautiful town center), Germersheim, Heidelberg, and Worms. Located nicely on the Neckar River, Heidelberg is well-known for its University, which was the leading one of its kind in 19th century Germany and is also the oldest in the country (having been founded in 1386)! Also of fame is the 16th-17th century Schloß, which is now mostly in ruins, but offers a spectacular view of the valley below nonetheless. In its cellar is a gargantuan wine cask. The town also has a scenic path overlooking it called the Philosophenweg as well as an impressive Old bridge gate.

    Worms is famous for being the ancient centre of the old German Empire. It also contains an impressive imperial Cathedral (Wormser Dom) that is one of Germany’s finest examples of Romanesque architecture! Worms also plays a prominent role in the ancient German Nibelungenlied (an epic poem that tells the tragic story of a dragon slayer and the royal Burgundians family). A festival is held every year to retell the tale. It is said that the Nibelungensaga is factually based on individuals and events of the 5th and 6th centuries. While in Worms, be sure to indulge in some of their well-known Liebfraumilch wine!

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  • 6 Day Tour

     Cat. ACat. B
    Season 1 £ 531 $ 1,177 625 $ 942 NOK 5885 kr 5433 $ 706 £ 441 $ 977 519 $ 782 NOK 4887 kr 4511 $ 586
    Season 2 £ 573 $ 1,271 675 $ 1017 NOK 6356 kr 5867 $ 763 £ 483 $ 1,072 569 $ 857 NOK 5358 kr 4946 $ 643
    Season 3 £ 607 $ 1,347 715 $ 1077 NOK 6733 kr 6215 $ 808 £ 514 $ 1,139 605 $ 912 NOK 5697 kr 5259 $ 684
    Single supplement £ 144 $ 318 169 $ 255 NOK 1591 kr 1469 $ 191 £ 115 $ 254 135 $ 203 NOK 1271 kr 1173 $ 153
    Dinners included £ 132 $ 292 155 $ 234 NOK 1460 kr 1347 $ 175 £ 115 $ 254 135 $ 203 NOK 1271 kr 1173 $ 153

    7 Day Tour

     Cat. ACat. B
    Season 1 £ 624 $ 1,384 735 $ 1107 NOK 6921 kr 6389 $ 831 £ 531 $ 1,177 625 $ 942 NOK 5885 kr 5433 $ 706
    Season 2 £ 667 $ 1,478 785 $ 1183 NOK 7392 kr 6823 $ 887 £ 573 $ 1,271 675 $ 1017 NOK 6356 kr 5867 $ 763
    Season 3 £ 701 $ 1,554 825 $ 1243 NOK 7769 kr 7171 $ 932 £ 607 $ 1,347 715 $ 1077 NOK 6733 kr 6215 $ 808
    Single supplement £ 183 $ 405 215 $ 324 NOK 2025 kr 1869 $ 243 £ 139 $ 309 164 $ 247 NOK 1544 kr 1426 $ 185
    Dinners included £ 157 $ 348 185 $ 279 NOK 1742 kr 1608 $ 209 £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170

    Option A: 3 star to 4 star hotels
    Option B: 3 star hotels and B&Bs

    Season 1: April 1 to April 28 and September 30 to October 14
    Season 2: June 24 to August 18
    Season 3: April 29 to June 23 and August 19 to September 29

    extra options

    Electric bike: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113

    Extra nights, Neustadt (price is per person/night):

     Cat. ACat. B
    Price £ 61 $ 136 72 $ 108 NOK 678 kr 626 $ 81 £ 47 $ 104 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62
    Single supplement £ 30 $ 66 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40 £ 30 $ 66 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Frankfurt.

    Local Travel

    Train from Frankfurt airport to Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, 1-2 hr. depending on connections.


    Please check local conditions before arrival. The average high/low temperatures in degress F for the area are: April 59º/41º, May 66°/47°, June 71°/53°, July 75°/57°, August 75°/56°, September 68°/51°, and October 57°/43°


    Include three course dinners!


    Tour can also be taken for 6 days / 5 nights.
    Electric bicycle available for this tour.

Skill Level

This is an easy self-guided hotel tour with daily distances ranging from 12 to 34 miles. Routes make use of good, hard asphalt roads (bike paths/side streets). Route is almost always flat, only a few smaller ascents to be expected at the entrance of the vineyards between Worms and Bad Dürkheim.

Where You’ll Stay

Option A: 3 star to 4 star hotels
Option B: hotels and B&Bs of 3 star level

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 5 or 6 nights
  • Breakfast buffets
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle
  • Luggage transfer
  • Tour information
  • Route descriptions & maps, including places of interest - 1 set per booked room
  • Sign posted route
  • Service hotline
  • GPS tracks (must be requested in advance)
  • Bicycle Protection insurance

What’s Not Included

  • Individual arrival to your first hotel in Neustadt
  • Remaining meals (dinners can be included for a supplement)
  • Visitor’s tax approx. € 2-5 per person (payable upon arrival)
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance
TypeSelf Guided
Length6–7 days
From519 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrival possible daily from April 1 to October 14, 2017

Season 1: April 1 to April 28 and September 30 to October 14
Season 2: June 24 to August 18
Season 3: April 29 to June 23 and August 19 to September 29

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Rhine Romance Map

7 Day Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
Day 2: Neustadt - Germersheim, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 3: Germersheim - Heidelberg, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 4: Heidelberg - Worms, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 5: Worms - Bad Dürkheim, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 6: Bad Dürkheim - Neustadt, 12 mi. (20 km)
Day 7: Departure from Neustadt an der Weinstrasse

*Distances are approximate and can be affected by hotel availability and other factors beyond our control.

DAY 1: Arrival into Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
Tour information will be given and the bicycles will be handed out. There remains enough time for an evening stroll through the idyllic old town.

DAY 2: Neustadt – Germersheim, 31 mi. (50 km)
Leaving the wine-growing area, this bike tour in Germany initially follows comfortable roads through the Rhine plains until you reach the Cathedral-city of Speyer with its medieval old town. On you cycle along the Rhine to Germersheim with a fortification dating back to the 19th century.

DAY 3: Germersheim – Heidelberg, 31 mi. (50 km)
Enjoy the natural beauty that follows the river Rhine as you cycle into Schwetzingen, with a Renaissance castle and beautiful park. Now the tour proceeds through the Rhine plains to Heidelberg, seat of the oldest University in Germany. Visit the famous castle and the beautiful old town situated directly on the Neckar.

DAY 4: Heidelberg – Worms, 28 mi. (45 km)
You follow the river Neckar until you reach Ladenburg. The many half-timbered houses create a singular ambience. You cycle through the large forests in the Rhine plains to reach the old emperors town Worms (legendary cathedral).

DAY 5: Worms – Bad Dürkheim, 25 mi. (40 km)
Today you leave the Rhine plains and visit the second largest German wine-growing area situated on the German Wine-Street. Experience the wine culture in smaller and bigger wine-growing communities. Find a lot of stories and history dating back to the time of the Roman Empire. Taste the very good Pfalz wine.

DAY 6: Bad Dürkheim – Neustadt, 12 mi. (20 km)
Take your time to enjoy the beautiful wine-growing villages with their special ambience. You visit Deidesheim and proceed on the “balcony of the Pfalz” to Neustadt.

DAY 7: Departure from Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
Departure following breakfast at your hotel.

6 Day Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
Day 2: Neustadt - Heidelberg, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 3: Heidelberg - Worms, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 4: Worms - Bad Dürkheim, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 5: Bad Dürkheim - Neustadt, 12 mi. (20 km)
Day 6: Departure from Neustadt an der Weinstrasse

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Tour Reviews

    • Vicky & David Schlachet 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Hello from Israel,
      It is our pleasure to thank you for a beautiful trip you organized for us from which we returned at the beginning of this week.
      Regrettably the weather was not on our favor for two days but that, of course, is not your fault or responsibility.
      The other components of the trip were all very satisfactory and in that we include the quality of the bicycles, the quality of the hotels and the nice routes.
      We feel that we would like to extra compliment you on your employees and associates who took care of our belongings and of our comfort and well being along the road. We found them exceptionally kind and attentive with a lot of warmth and carrying and with a very generous service commitment. The feeling that we have to whom to refer day and night, in a time of need, contributed to our feeling that we are safely in good hands.

      We meat along the tour in all hotels you reserved for us a very nice attitude from the owners and/or staff and we received Read more… a remarkable co-operation and hospitality. We would like to compliment you for your choices.
      We will definitely return to ask for your services in the future, we will share with friends and family and recommend and encourage them to do the same.
      Thanks very much, again.
      All the very best and keep on your good job!
      Vicky & David

    • Kirrin 7 years ago     Staff

      Hi Mary,

      My husband and I recently completed the Rhine Romance cycle tour in Germany and at the time of booking you asked for feedback so I thought I'd drop you a line now we are home.

      We both really enjoyed the tour - the hotels were of a better standard than we expected and were in locations that were easy to find and close to the major sites we wanted to see. The breakfasts provided were great and the delivery of our luggage was always prompt. The cycles provided were of good quality and the local contact was friendly and helpful, although his English language skills were not fantastic we still understood the brief he provided. The tour itself went through some amazing towns and the pack provided sufficient information on the key sites to see in each. The only negative aspect of the tour was the quality of the written directions. They were very unclear and caused some frustration. Luckily the local signs were frequent and provided an alternative for us to navigate Read more… by. At first we thought the problem was that the directions were translated into English however another couple doing the tour at the same time said their German language directions were similarly confusing and frustrating.

      Despite the minor frustrations with the quality of the directions we successfully found our way and on the whole we had a fantastic time. We would recommend your tours to others, noting that they might want to take additional maps to supplement the written directions.

      I hope this feedback is useful. Thank you for your assistance in organising the tour for us at short notice.



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